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Dr Jarrad Lum is senior lecturer in psychology. His main work focuses on understanding and developing methods to identity and help children with learning difficulties. Some of his research to date has focused examining learning and memory problems in children
What hes working on at the moment:
Research into working memory, declarative memory and procedural memory in childhood language disorders.
Setting up the new eye-tracker.
Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to examine the role of memory in language.
Brain imaging study examining brain functioning in children with language problems.
Dr Lums is unit chair of HPS707 which is a course in clinical statistics for students studying towards a clinical masters degree in psychology. He also is assistant coordinator for HPS202/HPS772 which is an undergraduate course in developmental psychology.
Dr Lum supervises 4th year, masters, doctoral and PhD students. Current students for 2013:
Honours 2013: Interviewing now.
Post-graduate diploma in psychology 2013: Interviewing now.
Masters 2013: Interviewing now.
Professional Doctoral Students:
Celin Gelgec Social competence in children with and without learning difficulties
Laura Smith Internalising and externalising behavioural problems in Down Syndrome:
Louise Steel Role of working memory and language in suggestibility
Therese Melhem Treatments for social skills problems in children with Autism
Memory functioning in children and adults.
Learning difficulties in children.
Language problems in children.
Use of eye tracker to study human cognition
Brain behaviour relationships in paediatric populations.
International Association for the Study of Child Language
Guest reviewer for:
International Journal of Communication Disorders
Journal of Child Language
Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research
Lum, J. A. G. (July, 2008). Interhemispheric interactions in children with SLI: The role of the corpus callosum in generalised processing deficits. Paper presented at the XI Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language. Edinburgh, U.K.
Lum, J. A. G. & Conti-Ramsden, G. (June, 2008). Declarative, procedural and working memory in children with SLI. Poster presented at the 29th Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders. Madison, USA.
Lum, J. A. G. (July, 2005). Rapid auditory perception and grammatical morphology in children with SLI. Paper presented at the 10th International Congress for the Study of Child Language. Berlin, Germany.
Lum. J. A. G. & Vihmann, M. M. (May, 2005). Methodological issues in the analysis of HT Paper presented at the 10th International Congress for the Study of Child Language. Berlin, Germany.